Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Stirred Up

Part of the reason I love selling Thirty-One products is because women get so excited about their purchases. I mean REALLY EXCITED. Knowing you helped facilitate someone's happiness -- well don't we all just love that?

I got a phone call yesterday from one of my best customers. She was literally squealing with delight, telling me how fun it was to go through the box of products and see what everyone purchased from her party, explaining how perfectly all of her own items had turned out, and sharing her ideas for how she was going to use everything. After that phone call, I started getting texts from my mother-in-law, who is also one of my best customers. She sent me pictures of some of the items, and we chatted back and forth about how great everything looked.

I love getting texts from my mother-in-law. Any excuse to talk to her is a blessing to me. And yes, I know how lucky I am to have a MIL that I absolutely adore. Not many women can say that.

So this whole direct sales thing did something that I didn't realize it was going to do. It deepened friendships. It was never about the money for me anyway, but the friendship benefit has been outstanding.

I love connecting with people. I look at every woman I meet as a potential friend, and I treat them as such. Many women are not like that, I know -- many women think of others as competition. There's nothing worse to me than walking into a room full of women and not connecting with a single one. Sadly, that happens pretty frequently.

So imagine my delight when I found that every party I do for Thirty-One introduces me to new women who don't view me as competition. In fact, I encourage people to send me pictures of their purchases when they arrive so I can share their joy -- and many of them do just that.

I've gotten some clarity in the last several months about what I need in life. Thirty-One has been one of the things that has helped me with this. I need to connect with other women -- but beyond that, I need to stir up other women. Get them excited about something, inspire them.

I don't know what that's going to look like. But I do know that's part of my purpose while I'm here.

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